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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: My 2019 in a review – by Laurie Scott

SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2019 and provide an outlook into 2020. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Laurie Scott of neuco. neuco’s 2019 review & 2020 predictions As we wrap up this decade (and what a wild one it has …

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Saudi Space Commission To Submit National Space Strategy To King Salman “Soon”

The Saudi Arabian Space Commission is reportedly about to submit a National Space Strategy and other legal and policy documents that consolidate the commission’s roles and missions to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to a senior Saudi Space Commission advisor speaking at a recent space event in Riyadh. …

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Israel’s Gilat Demonstrates ESA Inflight Connectivity Terminal On First Flight

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 17 December 2019 that Gilat’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) is the first-ever to operate during flight on a commercial aircraft, thus well positioning Gilat to win the vast opportunities in the …

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UAE’s Yahsat Appoints Khaled Al Qubaisi As New Chairman

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) announced on 16 December 2019 the appointment of Khaled Al Qubaisi, CEO of Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at  Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), as its new Chairman, and the appointment of Amal Al Ameri, Senior Vice President of Platform Finance in the Aerospace, Renewables & …

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Dubai’s DTEC Holds Space Innovation And Entrepreneur Day

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), hosted its third quarterly Dtec Forum of 2019, dedicated to space innovation with the aim of encouraging local and regional entrepreneurs and investors to join the space race. The event, powered by Entrepreneur Middle East, took place at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), the largest …

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Eutelsat Partners With Panasonic Avionics To Deliver XTS Inflight Connectivity Across Africa, Europe, And Middle East

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a market leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity, has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT-10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This contract with Eutelsat will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS [1]) …

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Iran Seeks Satellite Research And Manufacturing Cooperation With Azerbaijan

The Iranian government has expressed its wish to enter into a cooperative arrangement with its neighbour Azerbaijan for satellite research and development as well as satellite manufacturing, according to Azerbaijani and Iranian press reports. Speaking on the sidelines of the BakuTel-19 exhibition on telecommunications, innovation, and high technologies held in …

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UAE’s TRA Completes Participation In WRC-19

The UAE concluded its participation in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with the participation of 165 Member States, thus contributing significantly in highlighting the role of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG), and presenting many working papers and opinions on all the topics …

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Israel’s Gilat Wavestream Awarded $6M Contract By U.S. Defense Department

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 4 December 2019 that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its state-of-the-art GaN BUCs,  to be supplied as the first award of a …

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